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WTTG
Jul 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  >> corporal daryll johnson: i'm gonna head up to this burglary call. one of the smaller mexican restaurants up in the northeast portion of town. there might be somebody stuck in the building there and, uh... i guess there's a window that was smashed out up and to the front. >> man: (over radio): copy, can you see if we can ascertain a license plate on that vehicle? >> woman (over radio): copy that. the suspects are all coa, multiple coa in a black bmw. one in a truck. the suspect with the gray c and c was possibly armed. >> johnson: x-ray 16, confirmed on a window smash. is there a k-9 working tonight? >> michael rodriguez: what is it? smashed the front? >> johnson: yeah, look at the cash register, though. where it's gone, who knows? it's just a real small window. >> rodriguez: the k-9's there? >> johnson: yeah, cesar and the dog are coming up right now. hey, cesar. how are you? this, uh, this was smashed out right here. and when we go around back... there's, uh, it looks like they tried to get out the back, but there's two reall
WTTG
Jun 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >>> councilwoman leslie johnson pleaded guilty today to evidence and witness tampering to her role in a corruption scheme. both leslie and her husband jack johnson are very likely headed to prison. >> reporter: when fbi agents were knocking at leslie johnson's door in november, she now admits she flushed away a $100,000 developer's check and stuffed nearly $80,000 in cash in her bra and underwear. leslie johnson says that was a mistake. >> i only asked not to be defined by this mistake, but by the countless days, months and years i have devoted to serving our community and doing good deeds. >> reporter: leslie johnson told reporters she looks forward to continuing to serve apparently on the county council until her sentencing in october. both leslie and her husband jack johnson have now pleaded guilty to corruption charges connected to what prosecutors say was an eight-year scheme to collect money for influence with the county government. jack johnson was the highest officeholder in p.g. >> evidence that has been presented in court in this case demonstrates that jack johnson and leslie johnson are
FOX News
Jul 30, 2011 8:00pm PDT
quote started under franklin roosevelt and lyndon johnson, medicare, medicare and those splo exploding costs. 40 million americans on medicare, 40 million on medicaid. 24 million earned income tax credit checks. 7 million on unemployment. we've created this massive european style welfare state that simply isn't affordable. >> paul: steve, the president would say, sure, it's sustainable, all you've got to do is raising revenues and missing the other side of the balance sheet, you're not talking revenues. why don't we just raise taxes and that would be fine. >> because we would look like europe and i think that's what
SFGTV2
Jul 19, 2011 1:30pm PDT
. this item 8, approving an employment agreement with deborah johnson to serve as acting -- >> there is a change to #eight? >> we have one member of the public to speak. you want to speak, come forward. >> good afternoon, directors. when any [unintelligible] why is it happening and who is the target. anything happening against the mta is very well watched in this city hall corridors. we made many efforts and we mentioned this morning in e- mail's that we are trying to talk to debra johnson but she is not attempting to make any effort to speak with us. about this 5% imposed on the driver's and there are other cities where 5% as charged, but they know the fact that in other cities, it is way cheaper than san francisco. san francisco, drivers pay $104. in chicago, drivers pay $50. that is no competitor to san francisco. in other cities, there is no competitor with san francisco. $104 is the highest rate drivers are paying. about the terminals, the word is this second credit card backseat machine. this machine is to benefit somebody personally and push this machine through ou
ABC
Jun 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
-year-old. leslie johnson and mr. role in a corruption scandal. a virus in a animal shelter. >> what forced them to cats.ize >> how the mob boss is getting pay for his defense. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- boy has been-old shot. police believe it was at the another child. they believe this happened on a playground this afternoon. this was outside of temple hills, maryland. what is the latest? >> since prince george's county spent hours of questioning as a boy and his to find out where found the gun. isre he found the gun ed who to.stered us that charges are pending. >> residents of this temple hills neighbor could will tell violence is not unusual. a 5-year-old shooting a four- old is on heard of. >> they got the call just 4:00 this afternoon. a littleto the aid of shot in the back. >> than the ambulance came. they finally found out that it in one way and came out another. >> detectives are trying to find came from.he gun >> kearse son was at the the shooting.ing she watched in disbelief as the old lawyer was taken away police. >> my son is only seven. to wit
WTTG
Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
immediately. coming up, we'll take to you prince georges count where he emballed councilwoman leslie johnson attended her lasting is. >>> and first, youtube i'm last session. >>> first, the youtube infamous clorox stage is going up for bail and will be available after the band wraps up the tour in canada this month. takes four days to put the stage together. it can withstand high winds and seize mechanic activities. suggested options include using it as a attraction at a theme park, a pavilion at the olympics or biodome. >> embattled prince georges county councilwoman leslie johnson ignored the pleas of her colleagues and showed up anyway for the final legislative session before the summer recess. johnson said she would resign at the end of the month and fellow lawmakers wanted her to go away sooner. karen gray houston is back now from upper marlboro and how did that last session go? >> reporter: laura, if you were watching and didn't know all the drama behind it all, you would think it was business as usual. leslie johnson came to work and voted on legislation and even though her council co
WTTG
Jul 1, 2011 11:00pm EDT
youth employment program. >>> growing pressure on leslie johnson to resign after her guilty plea to federal charges. >>> and we may be heading for yet another gas price spike. >>> but we begin tonight with a family seeking justice after this man's murder. last july 4th john purnell was killed while preparing for a barbecue in his d.c. home. no one year later his killer is still free -- no one year later his killer is still free while his family is praying for a break in the case. fox 5's wisdom martin has the story. >> for the purnell family the 4th of july will never be the same. a holiday barbecue turned into a robbery and murder and one year later the victim's two daughters are still looking for answers and closure. twin sisters yolanda and ionna say their father john purnell was a man who didn't just take care of his family, but the entire community. >> when he was hired, he -- when he retired, he actually worked delivering meals for the meals on wheels program. >> so many people saying he helped, would fix things, taking the elderly women to the store if they needed to go to
WTTG
Jul 5, 2011 5:00pm EDT
in prince georges county. leslie johnson is stepping down from the county council following her guilty plea. the wife of former county executive jack johnson admitted in her resignation and submitted it today and it's not effective until the end the months. and that is not sitting well with the couple. >> reporter: brian, leslie johnson has three more weeks on the job. today, the county council made sure it would be difficult. leslie johnson took her seat on the prince georges county council long enough for roll call. >> miss johnson. >> good morning, president. >> reporter: the council member who pleaded guilty last week to obstruction chance abruptly walked out before the council met for nearly two hours in closed session. johnson's seat was empty as they announced her resignation effective july 31st. >> thank you. unhappy she will remain on the job until then and continue to vote. the prince georges county council has a body called for the immediate resignation of leslie johnson. >> reporter: johnson and her husband, former county executive jack johnson, are awaiting sentencing in the fe
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 12:00pm EDT
>>> council member leslie johnson has re-signed. it -- has resigned. scott broom joins us on the phone with more on what happens next. scott, is this effective immediately? >> well, leslie johnson wanted this to be effective on july 31st and as far as we know, she's standing by that. just within the last five minutes, council president ingrid turner called the council back into session and she says that effective immediately, the council is taking away leslie johnson's car and staff and calling for her immediate resignation. that's after about an hour and a half executive session where the entire thing was left hanging this morning. council came in as usual and leslie johnson took her seat shortly after the prayer and the pledge of allegiance, she stood up abruptly and left the room leaving the chair empty. at that point, the county council went into session. leslie johnson issued a statement saying she was going to resign effective july 31st, the end of this council session. she later issued a written statement to that effect calling on her district 6 to move forward and
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 4:30am EDT
outside. > should she stay or go? leslie johnson and her controversial decision. > but first, it is a great weekend to get out to the > but first, it is a great weekend to get out to the beach. denny's new tour of america menu. 50 star cuisine. ththnew tour of america menu. starting at $4.99. only at denny's. america's diner is always open. >> friday morning. inally friday morning. approaching the fourth of july holiday weekend. we're going to crank up the heat and humidity over the next days. of another pleasant morning. d. h pressure overhea clear skies. eautiful conditions. indiana, estern ohio, moving south. . t moving our way total sunshine today. it will look like what we had on thursday. in annandale. highs near 90. arm but not too humid. story.orrow, different we're going gradually increase day umidity throughout the saturday. e can't rule out a few late-day storm on sunday and possibly again on july 4. sunday chance is late and late sunday night. e beach forecast is coming up. lisa. go to >> perfect weekend. 270, oing take you to southbound. ermantown. northbound t
WTTG
Jun 30, 2011 10:00pm EDT
to the corruption probe that has rocked the prince george's county government. councilwoman leslie johnson pleaded guilty today and now faces prison time. the district 6 councilwoman is the wife of former county executive jack johnson who is also facing a prison sentence on corruption charges. fox 5's john henrehan has the story tonight. >> reporter: leslie johnson is a licensed attorney and for a long time she was an administrative law judge in d.c. before she successfully ran for county council in prince gorge's. in a clear but somber voice she told a federal judge in green belt she is guilty of conspiring to commit witness and evidence tampering. >> i paid a mistake for which i today accepted responsibility for my conduct. >> reporter: johnson admitted to the government's claim that when her husband jack johnson then the top elected official in the county called her on november 12th, she followed his instructions to flush away a $100,000 developer's check and loaded more than $79,000 in cash in her bra and underpants. jack johnson pleaded guilty earlier to felony counts and will likely land in
WTTG
Jul 1, 2011 4:25am EDT
in this case. >>> leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she pleaded guilty yesterday to corruption charges. her husband, former county executive jack johnson is also facing prison time. john henrehan has more. >> reporter: leslie johnson is a licensed attorney and if a long time she was an administrative law judge before she successfully ran for county council. she told a federal judge she is guilty of conspiring to commit witness and evidence tampering. >> i made a mistake for which i today accepted responsibility for my conduct. >> reporter: johnson admitted to the government's claim that, when her husband jack johnson, the then top elected official in the county called her on november 12th, she followed his instructions to flush away a $100,000 developers check and loaded more than $79,000 in cash in her bra and underpants. jack johnson pleaded guilty earlier to felony counts and will likely land in prison for years. mrs.johnson, who did not take questions, will apparently stay on her $8,000 a month county council job until she was formally sentenced in october. >> i look forwar
CSPAN
Jul 10, 2011 7:00am EDT
he moves into the arnold's house, and then he starts to work on the dictionary. samuel johnson, the great british lexicographer, worked on the dictionary for money. he once said no one but a blockhead ever wrote except for money. but webster's career path is the opposite. webster makes his money from the speller, and the speller is the cash cow that allows him to work on the dictionary. the dictionary is what he loves to do more than anything else. and he has this obsessive personality, and for the next 45 years he's going to work on the dictionary. and he's got to take on not only samuel johnson, who published the first edition of this great english dictionary in 1755, buddies got to take on samuel johnson junior. there was one american dictionary written in 1798 by a fellow named samuel johnson junior. no relation, a publicist couldn't come up with a better ending for dictionary maker than johnson junior. is from connecticut. he writes the dictionary. webster has to take on johnson junior. johnson junior dictionary reads like a contemporary thesaurus. one where definitions. s
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
council member, leslie johnson announced she will resign. she insists on hanging on until the end of the month. the council had another card to play taking away her staff and her car and as scott broom reports, everyone in upper marlboro is trying to sort out what happens next. >> it is likely leslie johnson will stay in office at least until the end of the month, which will allow her to collect at least another two weeks of her $96,000 a year salary. a convicted felon, but still a council member. leslie johnson showed up for work, pledged allegiance to the flag and fled out a side door, leaving an everyone pi seat and a county council that had to retreat into executive session to decide what to do. leslie johnson who pled guilty on thursday released a written statement of resignation saying she would stay in office until the end of the council summer session july 31. >> prince georges county calls for the immediate resignation of leslie johnson. >> not soon enough says council. >> effective immediately, district 6 employees will report directly to the council administrator. t
WTTG
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
her sweet time. johnson, the wife of jack johnson, plans to stay on the job for three more weeks and some of her crittings are not happy about this. sherri ly is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: by law, the county council can't force her to resign earlier or cut off her salary but they can put the pressure on leslie johnson didn't stick around, from the couple that demanded she resign immediately instead of july 31st and cut off her perks. >> the council has agreed to restrict all funding included and not lilted to the use of a county car, county parking, cell phone uses, and discretionary funding. >> reporter: johnson pleaded guilty to obstruction charges. her husband pleaded guilty in may to bribery and extortion and in a federal corruption probe. leslie. son admitted stuffing nearly $80,000 in her bra and flushing down a $100,000 check down the toilet with the fbi at her door. >> if you're sorry, you would not have done it in the first place. i am not sure if she got caught up in the middle of it or not, but i feel sorry for her. >> reporter: county administrator b
WTTG
Jul 2, 2011 11:15pm EDT
at nationals park. yesterday, the nationals gave davie johnson the best gift issue a win in his debut and today back to business, the first double header since the 19th century and that is a log time. the nats and pirates, game one. here we go. the bottom of the 7th and this is desmond, a swing and miss for stroke 3 or not? and johnson comes out to argue with the home plate umpire. the catcher didn't catch it and no dice, he moves on. the next batter, pink for livan herandez and with the ultimate revenge. a long ball to right center and a solo homer, game tied 2-2. in the top of the 8th, the former pirate couldn't keep it tied and would surrender back-to- back home runs including this one by andrew mccutchen, the nationals fall to the pirates 5- 3 and davey johnson weighs in on burnet. >> that has to be his spot and no clip. and i can't, you know, i can't -- on that and subpoena's got to get it doney and i feel confident. >> and we pick up game two in the bottom of the 8th. the nationals trail 3-2 and ramos to bat, a swing and miss. the pinch runne
ABC
Jul 29, 2011 6:30am EDT
you may be -- it may be in your medicine cabinet a recent discovery a is leaking johnson and johnson to recommend changes to the dose of tylenol. and a group pushing forewarning labels for the frankfurters saying they may be as dangerous as smoke. as we go to break a. live look at nation's capital. it's going to be a busy day and all eyes looking through the haze and smog look for answers coming up on capitol hill. back in a bit. ♪ [ female announcer ] everybody loves that cushiony feeling. uh oh. i gotta go. [ female announcer ] and with charmin ultra soft, you can get that same cushiony feeling you love while still using less. charmin ultra soft has extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. so you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. ah. [ female announcer ] using less never felt so good. we all go... why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra soft. or there's an emergency and you need to know so you turn on your local tv and it's gone. right now, congressional action may threaten the local tv you rely on. millions could lose access to free local news. othe
CBS
Jun 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >> a maryland the politician is pleading guilty. will-lessly will leslie johnson stay in office? >>> how hot will it get? we'll talk about that coming up on your complete forewarn weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's 67 degrees and mainly clear in central maryland. the complete warning weather forecast is coming up. this is what drivers in brownsville texas had to drive through. arlene made land fall on mexico's central coast. that's where the brunt of the storm has hit so far. no major damage is being reported. in some areas the rain was a welcomed sight. >>> a boy took his mother's car at 2:00 in the morning and went speeding off with the lights off. the accident investigators say he ran a red light and slammed into another car killing the passenger. the 14-year-old is expected to be charged with vehicle manslaughter. >>> watch closely, a man grabs the french president and pulled him toward the barricade. security guards quickly brought that man to the grown. the man was unarmed. sarkozy is facing increased criticism. >>> the wife of a powerful maryland politician is facing time i
WTTG
Jul 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
company of fox 5. >>> she pleaded guilty of federal charges and facing prison time. leslie johnson immediately refused to step down from the prince georges county council. we went to check out her last session today. >>> here's a look at some of the other stories in the run-down. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back.  prince georges county councilwoman leslie johnson showed up today for the final legislation session before the summer recess. after pleading guilt tow corruption charges, she said she would resign at the end of the month but some want her gone immediately. karen gray houston reports. >> reporter: luck luck her presence was noticed frequently beginning. >> i would like to ask to pray for the family of mr. david wayne williams who was killed in his district 6 home this past week. >> reporter: it was as if nothing had happened. but both she and her husband, jack johnson, the former county executive are awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to charges of public corruption. some county residents watching the action in the county a
NBC
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
in a federal corruption investigation, leslie johnson resigned from the prince georges county council. she handed in her resignation today, but it does not take effect until july 31st, the last day of the session. that does not sit well with a number of people. chris gordon in upper marlboro with more on this. >> prince georges county executive baker issued a statement tonight by saying waiting until the end of the month, leslie johnson has delayed the residents of district six time needed to fill the vacancy. leslie johnson said good morning, present. then she left, issuing a statement through her lawyer saying, after careful thought and consideration, i tendered my resignation this morning as a member of the prince georges county council for district six effective july 31, 2011. the last day before august recess. i again apologize for my mistake. reaction came quickly, henry turner was an unsuccessful candidate for county executives last fall. >> her concern should not be about herself at this point, but about citizens of prince georges county, and they want her to resign. >> council did
WTTG
Jul 5, 2011 10:00pm EDT
of you talking tonight. leslie johnson is out, announcing she will resign her council seat but there is a catch. >> summer time has arrived in dc. much more of the same. a little bit more humidity though. full forecast coming up in just a bit. stay with us. the news at 10:00 will continue. t >> leslie johnson is stepping down from the prince georges county council. her resignation comes after her guilty plea in a corruption probe. the wife of former county exec jack johnson submitted her resignation today but it's not effective until the end of the month. fox 5's sherri ly has the story. >> reporter: leslie johnson took her seat on the prince georges county council just long enough for roll call. >> ms. johnson. >> good morning, present. >> reporter: the discrete council member who pleaded guilty last week to obstruction charges abruptly walked out before the council met for nearly two hours in closed session. johnson's seat was empty as they announced her resignation effective july 31st. unhappy that she will remain on the job until then and
WTTG
Jul 6, 2011 4:25am EDT
. >>> leslie johnson is stepping down from the prince george's county council. the wife of former county exec jack johnson has submitted her resignation but it is not effective until the end of the month. that is not sitting well with the rest of the council. sherry ly has the story. >> reporter: leslie johnson took her seat on the prince george's county council just long enough for roll call. the disgraced councilmember would pleaded guilty last week to obstruction charges abruptly walked out before the council met for two hours in closed session. she will remain on the job until july 31st and continue to vote. >> the prince george's county council as a body calls for the immediate resignation of leslie johnson. >> reporter: john >> reporter: johnson and her husband are awaiting sentencing. >> i think we should have the special election as quickly as possible which means the resignation should be as quickly as possible. >> as the fbi moved in on the couple's home, johnson famously stuffed nearly $80,000 in her bra and flushed a $100,000 down the toilet, bribes her husband took from developer
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
is the culmination of the closely watched corruption scandal. today, leslie johnson announced that she is resigning from the prince george's county council. this is just days after she pleaded guilty to corruption charges. we're live with the latest developments. >> last week when she pleaded guilty she said she was going to do with the law allowed, stay in office until her sentencing in october. she heard a chorus of people politicians, voters, saying you should step down now. today, she said she has had a change of heart. she is listening to those people sort of. >> not long after her lawyer put out a statement saying she would resign from the county council july 31st, leslie johnson got up and walked out of the council chambers. the county executive said he is happy to see her go. >> i am glad that she has come to that decision. i think it is in the best interest of the county to get a permanent member on the council. >> the rest of the council announced that an end of july departure is not soon enough for them. >> the prince george's county council as a body calls for the immediate resignation
CBS
Jul 7, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of district 6. >> they are served by leslie johnson who says she will resign at the end of the month after being convicted in that corruption scandal that brought down her husband as well. but trying to find anybody who is in charge of her office right now is a pretty tall order and it is starting with trying to get answers from johnson herself. we put scott broom in charge of tracking her down. here is what happened today. >> reporter: i've got a couple of basic questions for leslie johnson. if you knew you were going to plead guilty anyway why did you drag your constituents of eight months of limbo. shouldn't you give your salary back. if you are going to resign why not make it effective immediately instead of going on until the end of the month. first stop, brady court in mitchellville, maryland. an obvious spot to look for leslie johnson. her home. the same house she shares with the former county executive, also a convicted felon, jack johnson. here is a flip cam i have. let's see if they are home. this is the house where johnson was caught by the f.b.i. with nearly $80,000 in bribe m
NBC
Jul 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
with them now to figure out a time line in this case. >>> today will be leslie johnson's final day on the prince george's county council. johnson's resignation take effect on sunday. the council will hold a special election within 90 days. there are four potential candidates so far. johnson decided to step down after she, along with her husband, former county executive and former chief prosecutor, jack johnson, pleaded guilty in a federal bribery and extortion case. >>> it's finally time for football for the washington redskins. the team holds its first official practice today. players reported to redskins park yesterday for the first day of training camp. if you want to see the team in action, the first public practice will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 at redskins park in ashburn. there will be 11 open practices between now and august 15th. the annual fan appreciation day is scheduled for next saturday. the redskins will look very different when you see them in action. the team continues adding and releasing players during this frantic free agency period which has been shorten
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
leslie johnson. her last couple of weeks on the job. we'll have details coming up. >>> back on the job. prince georges county councilwoman, leslie johnson reported back to the council today, but is her mere presence getting in the way of council business? delia joins us now with more on today's hearings. this strikes people as a little odd. >> absolutely. i think even those on the council themselves, on the council -- they find it odd as well. she maintains that she will still sit on that seat until she steps down at the end of the month. we all know now that leslie johnson is a convicted felon facing jail time, 18 months in fact behind bars. yet she is still working on behalf of her constituents, but many of those folks say in order to move on, it's time for her to go. >> miss johnson. >> though many of her votes were a whisper, councilwoman leslie johnson appeared to be engaged, but her appearance was nothing more than awkward. >> as you heard earlier, the council as a whole asked for miss johnson to step down and tend to her resignation. >> we followed mrs. johnson into a back
CBS
Jul 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
what happens may warm your heart. >>> plus new at 11:00, jack johnson pled guilty so how do you feel about your tax dollars paying him 49 grand a year for his pension? >>> this is 9news now. >>> plus ripping dangerous heat is what everybody is talking about and dealing with tonight. >> but we're going to get to that in just a minute because we have new developments from the nfl lockout. kristen joins us with the latest on the vote. what is going on? >> it's still kind of ongoing. the same kind of frustration unfortunately for fans. that frustration continues. both sides expected to vote today on a new collective bargaining agreement, but there appears to be a disconnect between both the players and the owners. dan snyder and the rest of the owners meeting in atlanta today. they voted 31 -0 to ratify a new 10-year deal. now it's in the hands of the players. once the owners broke their meeting around 7:00 p.m. this evening, they all seemed pretty positive and optimistic the lockout was over. >> i don't think you have a wholesale change. i think if anything you just had a simple labor d
NBC
Jul 5, 2011 11:00am EDT
johnson has submitted her resignation. it will take effect july 31st, the last day of the county's legislative session. last week johnson pled guilty to witness and evidence tampering after she and her husband, former county exec, zack johnson, were arrested last november. her sentencing is set for september. megan mcgrath joins us by phone with the latest on this. what have we learned? >> reporter: that's right. leslie johnson has resigned from the prince george's county council. she'll continue to serve for a couple more weeks. her resignation does not take effect immediately. it doesn't happen until july the 31st. johnson pleaded guilty to destroying evidence last week. under maryland law, she has to resign after her sentencing on october the 13th, but she could, under law, continue to serve until then. but, again, this morning, in late-breaking news here, leslie johnson has the eendered her resignation. the first idea that something was afoot came during a legislative briefing earlier this morning, johnson did not attend that meeting. during that session, however, the council
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. this was a really big night for the nationals. we are all crossing our fingers for davey johnson. >>> he is going for his $1 and -- 1049 win. davey johnson is no stranger to nationals park. he is looking for his first win as a manager in 11 years. a night to remember. we will have it all coming up in >>> the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >>> the national's came off a road trip. they got slapped by the angels. he was placed on the dl. davey johnson made his debut as the manager tonight against the pirates. his fifth home run of the year. bottom of the ninth got the momentum, got the wind going. davey johnson gets his first win. >> it is my job to get everybody back in shape. >> how does it feel to you? but it feels great. i thought we were going to score a bunch of runs today. it was a great game. >> sensational game. let's go to a turner field. he since a bomb to center. the braves win a 4-0. hockey and pundits are calling the general manager ag news tonight. he traded the goalie semyon varlamov to the colorado avalanche for a first-round pic
CBS
Jul 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
reduced. >> former prince george's county exec jack johnson's pension. more than $49,000 a year. he pleaded guilty to extortion and conspiracy but because he left office before that guilty plea, state law says he gets to keep the money. gary nurenberg reports on efforts to change that law. >> reporter: johnson was indicted on corruption charges in november. left office in december and cut his plea deal in may. the timing is important under maryland law. >> if you're convicted while in office, you'll lose your pension and your benefits but what's happening is we have people who figure they're going to be found guilty, they resign. >> johnson saved his pension, $49,500 a year. sheila dixon indicted, cuts a plea deal, saves her pension. >> sheila dixon is getting $83,000. >> he's introducing a bill that would change law. >> if you committed a crime while in office, even if you're found guilty afterwards, you lose the benefits that came with the office. >> he's incensed that johnson. >> this is criminal activity. why are we going to pay for this guy for the rest of his life? and give hi
WTTG
Jul 16, 2011 11:15pm EDT
johnson win over there? and i know you're getting up every morning. highlights are coming up next.  the kincaids live here. across the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >> welcome back to the show. the third round of the british open at royal saint georges in sandwich, england. the american looking for his first major championship, and this is the long birdie on 12 and to 4-under. johnson with the final round in second place, one stroke behind this man. gavin clark enjoying the nice beverage and the nice putt. at 5-under par and, yes, the 42- year-old from nowhere ireland is your 54-hole leader. i asked you quickly, who is your winner for the british open? >> i have to go with the guy that enjoys a good beer. >> darren clash. >>
WTTG
Jul 17, 2011 11:15pm EDT
, tied for second. how about the other american, dustin johnson? laying up on the par 5 14th. what is that? out of bounds. finished 2 under, tied for second. back to clarke. leads by 3. the fans, why not, the 42-year-old able to smile. bogeys the last two holes and still wins by 3. 20th appearance in the british open nets him his first major championship and for clarke, who lost his wife due to breast cancer in 2006, this was a special day indeed. >> i want to thank my mom and dad, and my whole family and allison, my fiance, for all their never ending support and to some of you may know there's somebody up there watching down as well. thank you very much. [applause] >> congratulations. >>> when we come back, the nats try to jump past the braves. where did they go? where did who go? we're back in a flash. >>> welcome back to the show. the nats are trying to build post all-star break momentum by taking the rubber match of a three dame set in atlanta -- game set in atlanta. nats visiting the braves. he didn't have problems pitching, but running the bases. 3rd innings, shot to center,
NBC
Jul 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
spent the last four years with the philadelphia eagles. >>> today will be leslie johnson's final day on the prince george's county council. johnson's resignation takes effect on sunday. the council will hold a special election within 90 days. there are four potential candidates so far. johnson decided to step down after she, along with her husband and former county executive jack johnson, pleaded guilty in a federal bribery and extortion case. >>> this morning the first woman attacked by that serial slasher who's been cutting women on their rear ends in northern virginia tells her story. she agreed to speak with us on the condition we conceal her identity. she asked us to call her jennifer. the 20-year-old was pregnant at the time. she noticed a man following her as she walked out of the fair oaks mall in february. >> all of a sudden, he's like right there behind me, and i felt like a pinch on my bottom. i just thought he like grabbed me. and i was like, hey, you just cut my leggings. and he was like, no, no, no, it was my bag. >> police say the slasher is targeting women in their te
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 7:00pm EDT
see casey anthony judgment day tonight 8:00 right here on wusa9. our other big story, lesli johnson's fate on the county council. >> i'm scott broom in upper marlboro where convicted felon, lesli johnson announced her resignation today. a resignation that will not take effect until july 31. lesli johnson who pled guilty thursday to obstruction of justice released a written statement of resignation, saying she would stay in office until the end of the council summer session, not soon enough, said the council after emerging from it closed door meeting. glesktive immediately, district employees will report directly to the council administrator. >> so she is now stripped of a car, a cell phone, and a staff, but it does appear leslie johnson will be staying in office until at least the end of the month. >> that was scott broom reporting. zach johnson pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit extortion last january. he is due to be sentenced in september. >>> an appeals court says they can't force loughner for taking drugs. he was accused of going on that shooting rampage. he kill
NBC
Jun 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
her in his suite there. >>> prince georges county councilmember leslie johnson is refusing to resign despite entering a guilty plea in court today. johnson and her husband were arrested in november as part of a federal corruption probe. prosecutors say she flushed a $100,000 check down the toilet and she stuffed almost $80,000 in cash in her shirt. johnson pleaded guilty to witness and evidence tampering and apologized outside the courtroom. >> i made a mistake for which i today accepted responsibility for my conduct. i only ask not to be defined by this mistake. >> leslie johnson intends to stay in office until she is sentenced in october. she's facing up to 18 months in prison. her husband, former prince georges county executive jack johnson, pled guilty to bribery and extortion. he'll be sentenced in september. >>> the u.s. senate has canceled its july 4 recess to work on raising the nation's debt limit. senators are scheduled to have the entire week off. instead they'll reconvene on tuesday for a vote. congress has until august 2nd to extend the amount the nation can borrow or ri
ABC
Jul 28, 2011 6:30am EDT
information on a fatal crash. sherrie johnson joins us this morning to explain the calls. sherrie. >> reporter: it's fast and efficient and gets the word out to a lot of people. this morning maryland state police are using robo calls to gather witness information. they are trying to figure out if anyone in the bel air area saw the fatal crash. it happened last thur after ten in the morning on route 543 near foxborough drive. it was a head on crash and involved two cars. a gray 2002 chrysler and a 2010 white lexus. one woman was pronounced dead on the scene and three others people were hurt and rush to the hospital. the damage from the head on collision was so bad that police are having a tough time figuring out exactly what happened. so, maryland state police are using automated robo calls to find people who saw the crash observe driver behavior or who may have surveillance video near that area. neighbors tell abc2 now is that is dangerous strep of road and encourage drivers to slow down and pay attention. >> any stretch of the road with a curve is dangerous. >> be safe in your driving habits
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm EDT
are asking if it was political payback. bruce johnson has that story and more. >> it represents a waste of government time and a waste of government resources. >> that is ward six councilman. he was stripped of the chairmanship of the transportation committee today and went down swinging at chairman, kuame brown. >> you have to make tough decisions. >> it's highly unusual action. >> wells had been critical of chairman brown's selection of a fully equipped suv. a political embarrassment that still dogs kuame brown today. >> is this punishment? bringing up the issue of suv? >> you'll have to get that from the chair. i know that i'm proud of the work i've down out of committee. >> if this is you getting him back -- >> that's not factual or true. >> well des a phenomenal job, but he says the shakeup is intended to lump transportation together with public works and the environment. mary will chair that new committee. it was the last session before summer recess and this council was busy today. wants a moratorium on apartment building construction in ward eight and fewer renters, more
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
.5 million. >>> well, prince george's county council member leslie johnson was back at work today at her council office. that's according to a council spokesperson. but she still refuses to talk to us about why she's rejecting her colleague's demands to quit now. johnson and her husband, jack, the former county executive, are both awaiting sentencing for their roles in an on-going corruption scandal. we have assigned scott broom to continue pursuing leslie johnson for answers. here's what happened today. >> the reason i've tried so hard to get leslie johnson to answer my questions is because of how absurd the situation seems to so many people. afterall, here at the federal courthouse in greenbelt, she's already pled guilty to trying to hide bribe money from the fbi. yet she continues to resist her colleague's calls to resign effective immediately. instead, she'll stay in office until july 31st and continue to collect her pay. so far, i've pursue disgraced prince george's county less he will johnson to her home where neither she or her convicted husband answers the door. and to her husban
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2011 1:00pm EDT
did not. i mean, lyndon johnson had lots of experience with african-americans around them. and the presidents from the north are considered like iconic presidents like president kennedy who had no experience with african-americans his whole life. was not after he was interested rather late in his president in 1963 where he started to take notice of this tremendous bubbling up of the civil rights movement, you know, by the protesters in the streets. and being a world war ii veteran, he was very much admiring of physical courage and he saw the physical courage of the demonstrators and this impressed him a great deal and by the time his presidency he was assassinated he was a much different kind of president dealing with civil rights than he was initially but, of course, that was cut short. >> host: you know, one of the things that so intrigued me about your book was the bibliography. you had to have a great time looking at all these folks who wrote about their time in the white house, many in the back stairs of the white house and lots of african-americans who worked for pre
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 11:00pm EDT
thousands of dollars in prescribes in her bra. tonight leslie johnson steps down from her seat. less than a week after vowing to remain in office, leslie johnson handed in her registration nation tuesday. she issued a statement which said in part, -- handed in her resignation tuesday. she issued a statement which said in part -- i again apologize for my mistake unquote. fellow council members had been pressuring her to step down after she pled guilty last week to destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe involving her husband. former county executive jack johnson. leslie johnson admitted to destroying a $100,000 check from a developer to her husband and hiding nearly $80,000 in cash in her underwear as the fbi raided her home. >> i made a mistake for which i today accepted responsibility for my conduct. >> reporter: johnson's husband also admitted his role in shaking down wealthy developers and lining his own pockets with the cash. he faces more than a decade in prison. leslie johnson could serve a year behind bars. >>> johnson's resignation is effective july 3rd. today council me
NBC
Jul 5, 2011 11:00pm EDT
chances of storms will >> council member leslie johnson resigned today in the wake of the corruption accusations. her resignation is supposed to take effect july 31st, but her colleagues want her to step down now so they can hold a special election to replace her more quickly. they voted to strip johnson of her office staff, car and cell phone for the remainder of her team. last week johnson pleaded filth toe destroying a check given to her husband, former county executive jack johnson in a federal corruption probe. >> police are looking for suspects who stole from parishoners and a number of churches during services over the weekend. members of at least three churches in vienna, virginia, had their purses or wallets taken on sunday morning. all the victims left their purses unattended inside unlocked rooms at the churches. police aren't sure if or how the thefts might be related. >> fourth of july fires, police arrested 67 people and they had to close the boardwalk. not yet clear what prompted all the fights. the cast of "the jersey shore" is filming in seaside heights, but they say
WTTG
Jul 20, 2011 4:25am EDT
of defiance from leslie johnson. up next on fox 5 morning news. >> i really considered the distraction. >> why do you think she is coming still? >> out of spite. >> she showed up at work after pleading guilty to corruption charges but not everyone is outraged. >>> heat and humidity back in the forecast. i'll have all the details on that. lauren demarco is in with a look at your on-time traffic coming up in just a minute. [ female announcer ]  they've been off limits to dieters since time began. not anymore. ♪ fiber one is bringing brownies back. at 90 calories, the only thing between you and chocolaty brownies is a nicely designed package. ♪ now you can have brownies again. new fiber one 90 calorie brownies. in the granola bar aisle. only lysol neutra air sanitizing spray sanitizes the air and kills 99.9% of bacteria at the source. two reasons why with lysol a fresh home is the sign of a healthy home. >>> a programming reminder. this week, our region will honor history, 150 years since the battle of manassas. it was the first major fight of the civil war. tomorrow, we'll take our show
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2011 1:00am EDT
of the northern presidents did not. lyndon johnson, also from texas had experience with african-americans around him. the presidents from the north, many times, some of them are considered iconic presidents in some ways like president kennedy had no experience with african-americans his whole life. he was not interested in the civil rights issue. it's only after he became president and rather later in his presidency in 1963 where he started to take notice of this tremendous bubbling up of the civil rights movement. you know, by the protesters in the streets. and being a world war ii veteran, he was very much admiral -- admiring physical courage. he saw the physical courage of the demonstrators. this impressed him a great deal. by the time his president -- he was assassinated, of course, he was much different kind of president dealing with civil rights than he was initially. that was cut short. >> host: you know, one the things that so intrigued me about your book was the biography. because you have -- i mean you had to have -- many of them in the white house and lots of african-americans who wor
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm EDT
forward. >>> speaking of baseball. >> davey johnson is a name this area knows and loves. he is one of just seven letting people with a world series ring. the former orioles will make his home debut. it has been a little rough though. the nationals got swept by the angels. i caught up with johnson earlier and he admitted there is a serious need. getting adjusted to his new team, first things first. >> they took me to the west coast for my first game. i did not sleep too much on planes. last night, i got a good night's rest. >> the team is hitting 232 right now, not the best in the world. how do you go back -- how do you go about writing that ship? >> you have to score. all the talent is here. i want them to relax maybe tell a few jokes. i would like to win a game while i am here. >> what of the keys to that success, what is your approach with jason worth? >> the guy it signed a new contract. sometimes he tries to do too much. i think he falls into that category. a tremendous athlete i am not really worried about him. he will come around. >> see if he can pick up that first went with the kni
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: welcome back to nationals' park yesterday. it's not the first time that davie johnson was in uniform in washington, it just so happens it was 40 years ago. and now four decades later, davie is back. he'll manage his first home game for the team tonight and still seeking his first win as the boys went out to anaheim. and the fact of the matter is johnson is only committed to manage the nats till the end of this season. did he get the players to buy into him, knowing that he may be a short timer. >> my job is to see that we keep getting better. i answer problems on the field and help guys establish so that whatever happens after this season, there's very few question marks with this ball club whether it's me or somebody else. >> diplomatic answer. >> reporter: one incentive is that he would have this guy back, steven stranberg continuing his rehab. he started throwing curveballs. that will test his surgically repaired elbow. he could make a rehab start next month. and for the pirates in town, that means that tom -- gets to take on the team that he pitched for from 2005 t
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